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Valentine's Day is coming up soon and LOVE is in the air! This time of year, we express love to those we genuinely care for and take time for ourselves.


At HOW we would like to be the organization you genuinely care for and hope you will display your adoration with donations that will help our clients know they are also loved.

This year, from February 1 through February 28 we are accepting personal care donations. Please consider donating unused, full-sized items.  Donations received will be included in personal hygiene kits distributed to current and incoming clients.

Personal Hygiene Products

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss

  • Shampoo/conditioner

  • Bar soap

  • Deodorant

  • Sanitary napkins/tampons

  • Lotion

  • Shaving cream/razors

  • Mouth wash


Oftentimes, the population we serve only have the resources they carry with them. Your personal care donations will not only supply our clients with basic personal hygienic needs it will help our clients feel confident about themselves.

Shop online at Amazon to have donations sent directly to HOW or gather your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to make a group donation of personal hygiene items. 

Drop offs can be made at one of HOW's two offices.

North Side Location


1607 W. Howard St. 3rd Flr.

Chicago, IL 60626

South Side Location


400 W. 76th St.

Chicago, IL 60621

We appreciate your support and wish you a happy Valentine's Day! 


Email or call 773.465.5770 x 257 with any questions or to learn more about making a donation or setting up a donation collection location.


“It’s not how much we give but how much LOVE we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa


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